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1956 American League Awards, All-Stars and Other Leaders

League Awards

Batting stats are G BA/OBP/SLG Pitching stats are W-L ERA, SO.

Award-Winners Complete Voting Results

Most Valuable Player Award

Mickey Mantle (ML)
NYY 150 G .353/.464/.705

Cy Young Award

Don Newcombe (ML)
BRO 27-7, 3.06, 139 SO

Rookie of the Year Award

Luis Aparicio (ML)
CHW 152 G .266/.311/.341

Triple Crown

Mickey Mantle (ML)
NYY 150 G .353/.464/.705
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Mickey Mantle
NYY 150 G .353/.464/.705
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Whitey Ford (ML)
NYY 19-6 (1 SV), 2.47, 141 SO

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Billy Pierce (ML)
CHW 20-9 (1 SV), 3.32, 192 SO

(ML) - Award for both leagues

League All-Stars

All Star Directory · (* - indicates they played)
Box Score and Play-by-Play

Starters
P. Billy Pierce (CHW)
C. Yogi Berra (NYY)
1B. Mickey Vernon (BOS)
2B. Nellie Fox (CHW)
3B. George Kell (BAL)
SS. Harvey Kuenn (DET)
LF. Ted Williams (BOS)
CF. Mickey Mantle (NYY)
RF. Al Kaline (DET)

 
Ray Boone* (DET)
Tom Brewer* (BOS)
Whitey Ford* (NYY)
Johnny Kucks (NYY)
Sherm Lollar* (CHW)
Billy Martin* (NYY)
Charlie Maxwell (DET)
Gil McDougald (NYY)
Ray Narleski (CLE)
 
Jim Piersall* (BOS)
Vic Power* (KCA)
Herb Score* (CLE)
Roy Sievers* (WSH)
Harry Simpson* (KCA)
Frank Sullivan (BOS)
Jim Wilson* (CHW)
Early Wynn* (CLE)

AL Other Leaders

Glossary · Hold mouse over statistic name to see description

For batting rate stats, generally a minimum of 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, 0.67 Gm and Chances/Team Game (fielding), 0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and 0.1 SB att/Team Game (baserunners only since 1951), and 0.1 decision/G for single-season leaderboards generally needed for rate statistics. For pitcher fielding the minimums are reduced by a third. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we only have reliable data since 1954, so all leaders are since 1954. Explanation of min. requirements